and as lie has on occasions been accused of whetting the curiosity as a
serial writer, any remarks pertaining to him will be ended with this period.
Mr. Ela insists that this shall be added to the foregoing and now, as
throughout this campaign, the author takes his authoritative orders. Mr.
Ela says: "I want this document to permanently record my personal ap-
preciation of Mr. Orbach's rare ability and splendid judgment which he
brought to every phase of the campaign. His services were invaluable
and I fail to see how the campaign could possibly have succeeded as it did
without his assistance."
The officials of the campaign in Wisconsin are fully appreciative of the
splendid cooperation of the state press. Recognizing the potent influence
of the Wisconsin publications, Emerson Ela, state executive county chair-
man, and Lee C. H. Orbach, who directed the publicity department, ad-
dressed a formal letter of thanks to the press. The letter follows:
"December 10, 1918.
"DEAn Sm:
"In view of the splendid success of the United War Work Campaign in
Wisconsin it is only fitting that your whole hearted co-operation through
the generous use of your columns should be given formal recognition.
Without the fine response on the part of the state press our campaign
could not have been such an unqualified success. Therefore, on behalf of
the state committee, we want to express to you our thanks and deep grati-
In the town of Arena, if a farmer is given an allotment and he does not
accept it, his milk is refused at the cheese factory. He can lose more in
that way in short order than if he had given his pledge without question.
Wisconsin, by its splendid oversubscription proved that it would back
the boys who backed up the whole German nation. Ho, hum! The way
the money rolled in!
It was too bad that W. Hohenzollern, now that he has decided to rip off
the gold braid and medals from his last year's suits, could not have been
induced to junk the whole for the United War Work Campaign.
Brown county, which is claimed by the state headquarters to have been
the first county in the United States to report its 150 per cent, subscribed
a total of $132,000. Its original quota was $75,000, thereby subscribing
176 per cent. It reported 151 per cent at 12.01 a. m. Monday, November 11.
Green county vies with Brown county in being first to report 100 per
cent of its quota. It reported $34,000 or exactly $250 above its minimum
quota at 12.01 a. m. Monday, November 11.
Price county gained the distinction and the unquestionable honor of be-
ing the first Wisconsin county, starting its actual campaign on the first day
of the drive, November 11, to go over the top the first day. Price county
reported raising not only its 100 per cent but also its 150 per cent quota at
6.05 p. m. November 11.